In 2003 Upper Deck released the first in a series of trading cards called Disney Treasures. The basic set was made up of 99 cards, 57 of which were Disney Heroes, 32 Disney Villains and 10 Walt Disney retrospective cards. There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason for the selection of characters. Characters ranged from Ariel to lesser known characters like the Three Blind Mice from Silly Symphonies. You can expect to find the basic set for $15 – $25.
In addition to the 99 basic set there was also the following chase cards: 45 card Mickey Mouse Filmography series, a 10 card Feature Celebration: Snow White series, and 10 Reel Piece of History film cards. The Mickey Mouse Filmography cards were inserted almost one per pack and cover Mickey’s career from Steamboat Willie to The Prince and the Pauper. The Snow White cards were inserted 1 in every 10 packs. The Reel Piece of History film cards were inserted 1 in every 24 packs. The cards contain 2 pieces of film from the main theatrical released of 10 different Disney films. The Reel Piece of History cards typically sell for $5 – $20 each. The price is often determined by the popularity of the movie and the image that’s on the pieces of film. The other chase cards typically can be found for $0.50 – $5 each, with the Mickey Retrospective cards being the least expensive.
There were also more limited cards including a 1 of 1 Walt Disney Cut Signature card and a total of 100 sketch cards. The sketch cards were produced by 10 different Disney Animators, with each Animator only doing 10 cards. The sketch cards were extremely hard to get and the odds of getting one were not stated.
The cards were sold in 24 pack boxes and also in packages with 1 of 4 different Mickey Mouse mini-bobbers . In the packages with the mini-bobbers you only received 4 packs of the cards. The 24 pack boxes typically sell for $35 – $50. The average price for boxes with the mini bobbers is $20.
One of the Ree Piece of History Cards
One of the packs. Packs contain 5 cards
The front and back of one of the basic cards
More cards from the regular set
The front and back of one of the 10 Walt Disney Retrospective Cards
The front and back of one of the Mickey Mouse Respectrospective cards